shopping cart re purpose

Funny, I thought I posted this… pardon if I did yet somehow saved a draft.

So I wore this shirt to go grocery shopping recently and kinda forgot what I had on, and remembered mid-errand because I swear you would think I had horns and was wearing a shirt that said I eat babies because people were kinda stopping dead and scrambling out of the way when I came into view. Slight exaggeration, I suppose. Basically I’d realize someone was in front of me and feel their eyes on me and then they’d hastily turn and busy themselves with other things. I know that kinda happens in stores anyway but it definitely was more pronounced. One lady shuttled her child out of sight…

And it’s so weird because it’s just a shirt. You’d think people would roll their eyes at a woman in her 40s wearing a moderately spooky Walmart Halloween shirt from 2 years ago (with a purse strap across the middle), pushing a shopping cart with re-purposed t-shirt shopping bags and potato chips. I don’t expect fear so much as, well, this…

*nudge* “Dude, check it out. Generation Edgelord. Hey! Hey, dazed and confused… nice shirt. Really gonna turn some heads at the PTA meeting.”